Social Justice Groups

In the summer of 2020, in the wake of protests for racial justice responding to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and violence against other people of color, Faith Church began several learning groups to study issues of race and systemic injustice. These groups have read books, listened to podcasts, and watched movies to expand their perspectives.


Now, these social justice learning groups want to provide resources to help anyone else get started on their own learning journey about racial injustice. 

Resource List

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    • American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard
    • American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good by Colin Woodard
    • Why We're Polarized by Ezra Klein
    • Devils Walking: Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s by Stanley Nelson
    • Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

    BEGINNING BOOKS

    • Becoming Brave: Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now by Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil
    INTERMEDIATE BOOKS
    • How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
    • The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby
    • How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice by Jemar Tisby
    • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
    • Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison
    • The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
    • The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality by Thomas M. Shapiro
    ADVANCED BOOKS
    • White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo
    NOVELS
    • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    • The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • Natchez Burning by Greg Iles

Join a social justice group

Weekly - Mondays at 10:00am - led by Heather Raschko

Every 2 Weeks - Tuesdays at 2:00pm - led by Marcia Rivers Smith

Monthly - Thursdays at 7:00pm - led by Fiona Gunn

Every 2 Weeks - Thursdays at 7:00pm - led by Dan McLachlan


Contact the church office if you would like to get connected with one of these groups.